Teaching career began in Glasgow after graduation at University of Newcastle.  After eight years in primary schools moved to Ascension Island School, South Atlantic Ocean, for two exciting years.  Next move was to the British Embassy School in Athens, Greece.  Five happy years later saw an appointment as Head of Maths, middle school, to the Continental School, Jeddah, Sauid Arabia, a most interesting post and place.  Returning to UK became Deputy Head of a small primary school in Essex.  During this time studied for a Dip.Ed at the University of London, Education Department.  

Several year later, was invited to head a new school in Doha, Qatar, a challenging and memorable experience.  Next move was to Whitley Bay in the north east of England as Deputy Head/Head of Maths of a Middle School.  In five years, studied for a masters degree at the University of Newcastle, achieving an M.Ed in Educational Management. 

Drawn again to working and living overseas was appointed as Primary School Principal at the International School of Lausanne, Switzerland.  During this time was involved as a Visiting Team Member for the CIS/NEASCin the  accreditation process.  For several years was a member of the SGIS Committee. 

Retirement beckoned after fifteen happy and fulfilling years in 2013.  Still maintain connections with ISL, SGIS and Switzerland.

SGIS Annual General Meeting 2020

The SGIS Annual General Meeting will take place on March 19th, 2020 at the President Wilson Hotel, Geneva
(SGIS MEMBER SCHOOLS ONLY)

Time TBC

Upcoming events

  • Globe Day student conference - your invitation to participate

    at LAS on 11 March 2020 Leysin American School Educational Research (LASER) invites you and your students to join us for our upcoming “Globe Day” student conference on Wednesday, 11 March 2020, from 10:00 to 14:30.Globe Day 2020 will be our sixth...

  • EDgility: Pulling Agile into Education

    April 23-25, 2020 Leysin American School Hosted by Nic Cosgrove and Paul Magnuson Contact Paul for registration information (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak3ab56589cc10cb6378f028e183b9465d').innerHTML =...

The SGIS Annual Conference 2020

WILL TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 20th and 21st 2020

at Institut Florimont, Geneva